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Pirates look to sweep UNCW

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East Carolina's Kirk Morgan pitches against UNC Wilmington at Clark-LeClair Stadium on April 11. ECU won the game 10-2 for its lone victory during a 1-10 stretch.

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The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Amidst a hard-to-believe stretch of the regular season and after what turned out to be an emotional weekend with Central Florida sweeping the East Carolina baseball team to hand the Pirates their fifth sweep of the season, ECU returns to action today with a trip to Wilmington to face UNCW.

ECU (19-18) is 1-10 in its last 11 games, the lone victory a 10-2 win over the Seahawks (16-18) in Greenville last Tuesday. Kirk Morgan has pitched consecutive midweek games for East Carolina and has been solid, highlighted by getting the pitching victory versus UNCW after giving up one run on two hits in 4.2 innings.

The Pirates had late leads slip away against UCF during the first two games of that series and then lost 7-0 on Saturday in the return of ace pitcher Evan Kruczynski. Wilmington swept James Madison in its weekend series.

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ECU

October 15, 2019

Mike Houston said Monday that his ideal football kickoff time is 2 p.m. so he can spend some family time at night after getting home from a game, but he is preparing his East Carolina team again this week for a night kickoff.

The Pirates (3-3, 0-2 American Athletic Conference) will be looking to…

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October 15, 2019

East Carolina basketball has a Miles James and a J.J. Miles this season.

Adding to the possible confusion between the two on a revamped Pirate roster is they are both tall guards looking to make this ECU team better at 3-point shooting compared to last year.

A unique thing about (J.J.) Miles, who…

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October 14, 2019

One team could embrace newfound optimism Saturday in Storrs, Conn. For the losing team, frustrations will continue.

Connecticut is having football struggles as expected again this season, losing five straight games after a Week 1 victory against Wagner. Now the Huskies (0-3 in American Athletic…

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October 14, 2019

One thing that stuck with Mike Houston as he navigated the East Carolina football practice fields during a bye week was the right level of commitment.

With ECU holding a 3-3 record halfway through the season, Houston said Monday that there are always exceptions with some players and especially…

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October 14, 2019

A total of 18 cross country teams are coming to Greenville for the most schools ever to compete in the Pirate Invitational held at Overton's Lake Kristi. The meet is scheduled for Friday evening.

"Teams are coming from the SEC, with South Carolina, and the ACC, Duke's men, and you have some…

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October 14, 2019

North Carolina: The Sun Belt State?

It is Appalachian State, which plays in the Sun Belt Conference and already has wins this season against North Carolina and Charlotte, that takes over as the best college football team in the state over traditional Atlantic Coast Conference members. ASU is 5-0…

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October 13, 2019

A clean outing by power pitcher Gavin Williams and big hits by Zach Agnos and Alec Burleson were highlights Sunday for the East Carolina baseball team, which couldn’t hold its early lead and lost 8-6 at Virginia in a seven-inning fall exhibition game. The teams stopped and then played seven…

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October 13, 2019

Jake Kuchmaner is high-energy and Jason Dietrich has a lot of West Coast chill in him.

Their contrast in personality is intriguing for East Carolina's baseball team during fall practices and scrimmages as pitchers are getting more and more comfortable with Dietrich, a first-year pitching coach for…

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October 10, 2019

East Carolina's new-look basketball team faced a new challenge Thursday.

A solid turnout of fans sprinkled into Minges Coliseum and watched the Pirates' rare open preseason practice. ECU staffers handed out rosters to help people identify players, most of whom were recruiting targets and…

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October 10, 2019

It used to be only Alec Burleson roaming from station to station at East Carolina baseball practices as a pitcher, outfielder, first baseman and standout hitter.

Burleson is focusing on defense, hitting and leadership this fall, resting his pitching arm after throwing 60.1 innings for ECU last…

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